Accuride Corp., which makes wheels, hubs and related products
for commercial vehicles, will spend $5.8 million to install a
new powder coating line at its steel wheel production facility
in Henderson, Ky.
This project will add
30 jobs over the next few years as Evansville, Ind.-based
Accuride and the North American trucking industry gain
364,000-square-foot Henderson plant was built in 1974 as part
of what was then Firestone Steel Products. The factory employs
about 160 people.
Customers for powder
coated wheels include heavy-duty commercial truck and trailer
original equipment manufacturers, commercial vehicle fleets and
distributors in the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
The Henderson facility
also is home to Accurides wheel research and development
center, as well as the companys wheel product development
and testing facilities.
"Thanks to its new
paint line, Henderson will stand alone in the industry in its
ability to formulate customized coating solutions and deliver
them via its advanced new coatings process," president and
chief executive officer Richard F. Dauch said in a